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Nearly 10,000 Pounds Of Pot Found In Cargo Shipments

July 3rd 2012   ·   8 Comments

Pot – Worth About $4.9 Million – Found In 2 Separate Shipments At Otay Mesa Cargo Facility

SAN DIEGO — Nearly 10,000 pounds of marijuana worth about $4.9 million was found in two separate commercial shipments at the Otay Mesa cargo facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Monday.

A 33-year-old Mexican national entered the cargo port about 10 a.m. Friday driving a tractor pulling a trailer said to be loaded with a shipment of disposable razors, according to Angelica De Cima of the CBP.

Officers ran the cargo through the port’s imaging system and subsequently removed 298 packages containing nearly 7,500 pounds of marijuana from the shipment of razors, De Cima said.Officers seized the drugs along with the tractor and trailer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents arrested five people in connection with the alleged smuggling attempt, De Cima said.About 7 p.m. Friday, a 31-year-old Mexican man drove a 2002 International Bobtail truck with a shipment of plastic articles into the commercial port. Officers screened the cargo and seized 341 packages filled with 2,253 pounds of marijuana, De Cima said.

 

 

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. I think it’s time to blow up Mexico and end this whole problem!!!!

  2. Legalize it here and there won’t be any reason to smuggle, cutting off $ to drug dealers etc and giving $ to the state and fed government. Problem solved.

  3. Bert Sousa says:

    Good Idea Michael, if you have kids, get them smoking young, maybe Obamacare will help a bit……

  4. Bet that hurt a cartel. Good work guys.

  5. Pat Kriegel says:

    Great job by law enforcement, hurt the cartels any way we can!

  6. Allen Tobin says:

    Dam and me without a match!

  7. Get this low grade weed out of our country. The damn cartels smuggle this garbage over. Why do that when the best stuff is grown right here on our land. And this is only a drop in the bucket they make 1000 shipments everyday. This will not hurt them at all. Legalize and tax the shit out of it like California and 13 other states.





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